A Food Diary: A Special Birthday Brunch at The Armchair Collective
What a lucky birthday girl am I! For my 26th Birthday recently, my close friend Betty packed me into the car and we mini-road-tripped up to Mona Vale in Sydney to visit The Armchair Collective. Betty said she had three places in mind to surprise me for my birthday (she is a passionate foodie after all) and she settled on this one, the sweetest of them all.
Not only was the food was delicious (Mushroom bruschetta, Smoked trout on bagel, and thick chips with mayonnaise) they had a quirky shop full of candles, pillows, vintage chairs and tables, books and bags. I could've spent all afternoon in there browsing the shop, basking in the sunlight and giggling with Betty as we discussed our lives the only way friends could. I felt like I could've been in countryside France or in the valleys of Italy having one of those long day lunches. But I was very aware we were in a very special part of Sydney, and I am willing to share it to the world. Thanking Betty so much for making my birthday so enjoyable and for introducing me to The Armchair Collective.